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[Bug 10449] Consider allowing various command-like ARIA roles for h1-h6

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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 16:53:51 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10449


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #4 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-09-07 16:53:50 ---
Could you give an example of <h1> being validly used in ways that these roles
would be suitable for?

The only example above is:

   <H4>HTML 5 Specification </H4>
   <H1>The HTML 5 Elements </H1>

That's not a button, a checkbox, a radio button, a link, a menuitem, a listbox
option, a range control, a spinbutton control, a scrollbar, a tab, or a part of
a tree. It's a couple of headings, for which the appropriate role is "heading",
just like the spec says.

As far as I can tell, it would be non-conforming to use <h1> and company to
make, say, a spinbutton, just as it is non-conforming to use role="" to say
that that is what you're doing. That's the whole point of having strong native
semantics.


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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: See above. If there are actual examples that show how these roles
could be used legitimately with these elements, please provide those examples
and reopen the bug.

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